Courses for teachers… who are Mandarin beginners

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These courses are suitable for:
qualified teachers (or similarly experienced)
Mandarin beginners

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Courses for teachers… who are Mandarin beginners:

All courses are subject to demand. Register your interest today! (form below)

Primary Mandarin
— Join us for our popular short course and introduce Chinese language and culture in your primary school… Please email us for more information.

15th Annual Chinese teaching conference
— The UK’s largest gathering of Mandarin school teaching professionals: Keynotes, professional development workshops, student performances, an exhibition of teaching materials, networking, and more… Read more.

Online course in beginners’ Mandarin
— An online course to guide you through a self-study course in basic Mandarin, with the support of the UCL Institute of Education Confucius Institute… Please email us for more information.

Experience China
— An immersive course in Shanghai for UK primary and secondary school teachers with little prior Mandarin Chinese (from 2015 participants will be expected to complete the online course- see above). It will enable colleagues to learn some basic Chinese, and gain first-hand experience to take back to the classroom. Study of the language is supported by visits in the local area and cultural experiences in cuisine and folk art… Read more.


All courses are heavily subsidised; the majority will be free (Annual Conference not included). A refundable deposit may apply (approx. £40). Bursaries are available.

N.B. In the event of courses becoming overbooked, priority for places will be given to teachers in mainstream schools. 

Register your interest today!

Please submit this form to receive further course information when it becomes available. For more general enquiries, please email us at

Courses I am interested in… (please tick) (see descriptions above)